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Our healthcare thought leadership is respected across all facets of the industry, and prominent media outlets often turn to us as the definitive resource in our field. We have authored white papers covering topics such as population health, physician shortages and hospital/physician relations. In addition, we regularly conduct detailed surveys on physician compensation, revenue generation and resident practice preferences. This ongoing commitment as a leader in healthcare strategies and solutions helps us help both clients and candidates make informed physician recruitment and medical career decisions.

Surveys 2018 Survey of Maryland Physician Compensation

Merritt Hawkins recently partnered with MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, to conduct a survey examining physician compensation and practice metrics of Maryland physicians. Download the survey today to discover the results.

Surveys 2018 Survey of Physician and Advanced Practitioners Recruiting Incentives


Celebrating our 25th anniversary of the Merritt Hawkins’ 2018 Review of Advanced Practitioner and Physician Recruiting Incentives. 

Surveys 2017 Final-Year Medical Residents Survey

Merritt Hawkins’ 2017 Survey of Final-Year Medical Residents examines the level of demand for graduating medical residents and a variety of other factors pertaining to the career preferences and practice plans of physicians completing their medical training.

Surveys Survey of America's Physicians: Practice Patterns and Perspectives

The 2016 Survey of America's Physicians is now available. It covers an overview of professional morale, practice patterns, career plans, and perspectives of today’s physicians, aggregated by age, gender, primary care/specialists, and practice owners/employees.

Surveys 2017 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times

The 2017 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times and Medicare and Medicaid Acceptance Rates indicates that it now takes an average of 24 days to schedule a new patient physician appointment in 15 of the largest cities in the U.S., up from 18.5 days in 2014, 20.5 days in 2009 and 21 days in 2004, previous years the survey was conducted.